Friday, May 4, 2007

Global Village Classes Open for Fall

GLLC-S104-22241 Understanding the Cold War (3 cr.) (S&H) (TFR) (MW, 1:00-2:15) Terry The purpose of this seminar is to create an understanding of the Cold War for a generation for whom it was never current events. Through readings, film screenings and class discussion, the course will provide insight into the era and how it continues to affect your parents’ generation. When the course is completed, you will (1) have a broad historical understanding of the Cold War and some ideas about its influence and meaning today, (2) understand how entertainment media treated the Cold War while it was in progress, and (3) understand differences between contemporary understanding of historical events and contemporaneous accounts of those events as found in news media of the time and recollections of those events in the form of oral histories.

GLLC-G210-27425 Dictatorship to Democracy: Spain and Portugal in the 20th Century (3 cr.) (A&H) (2nd 8-weeks, MTWR, 2:30-3:45) Montgomery Taught in English, this course will explore the consequences of political, cultural, and socio-economic isolation of Spain and Portugal from the 1930s to their entry into the European Community in 1986. Topics to be discussed include the rise and consolidation of the authoritarian regimes of Salazar (1928-1974) and Franco (1936-1975), the impact of the dictatorships on cultural production, and the emphasis on an agrarian as opposed to industrial state under the regimes. The course will draw on multiple disciplines, including political science, economics, history, journalism, cultural studies, and film, to examine the representation of the Iberian Peninsula’s isolation through 20th-century literary manifestations, especially poetry, the short story, and the novel. Special emphasis will be given to the Spanish and Portuguese dictatorial regimes confronting the spread of post-war democracy, opposition and democratization of the 1970s, as well as formal European integration in the mid-1980s. NOTE: This course is being offered jointly with HISP-P290 and HISP-S290.

GLLC-G220-27423 Barriers to Democracy in the Middle East (3 cr.) (S&H) (TR, 11:15-12:30) Perekli This course familiarizes students with the various authoritarian regimes in the Middle East, the reasons for their long-lasting survival, as well as their attempts to democratize themselves. We will begin with an examination of some structural factors, such as the role of Islam, tribal formations and Middle Eastern economies, in order to explain the resilience of Middle Eastern authoritarianism. We will further our examination by looking at some institutional factors, such as state structures, military and opposition forces, and their relations with each other so as to grasp the development of the democratization process in the Middle East. Several case studies from Gulf monarchies and other Arab states, in addition to Turkey and Iran, will help students recognize the complexities and differences of several Middle Eastern countries’ democratization processes. NOTE: This course is being offered jointly with NELC-N204.

GLLC-G291-21927 Study Abroad: Before You Go (1 cr.) (2nd 8-weeks) (MW, 3:35 – 4:25) Galuska P: Consent of Office of Overseas Study. This 8-week course prepares students for the rewarding educational experience of studying abroad. Taught from an interdisciplinary perspective, the course will stimulate students both to think about and to openly discuss, their primary goals/concerns with overseas study. The course is structured around four major topics: 1) pre-departure considerations; 2) life in the host country; 3) strategies for recognizing obstacles and overcoming challenges; and 4) integrating study and daily personal experiences with post-travel educational goals. Students will be expected to complete weekly readings for the course, participate in weekly discussions, and present a short in-class presentation focusing on the host country they plan to visit. Maximizing Study Abroad (2002) will be used as the primary text for the class. International students and faculty members from IU will visit the class throughout the semester to share their personal experiences studying abroad and conducting research outside of the U.S.

GLLC-G321-28461 Intelligence and National Security (3 cr.) (S&H) (TR, 2:30-3:45) Coyle This course will begin with a look at the traditional role of intelligence during wartime and peacetime in American history and focus on the occasions when intelligence played a key role in the success of U.S. foreign policy and when it failed. We will then compare that to the post September 11, 2001 world and how the U.S. Intelligence Community has had to shift its tactics and emphasis to counter non-state terrorist threats. During the Cold War, the threat of massive retaliation against a nation that attacked the United States served as a deterrent to most, but when the attacker today may be only a handful of people motivated by religious, political or even ecological reasons and willing to be suicide martyrs, this is no longer a practical strategy. The changed threat requires a greater emphasis on Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and we will examine how an American intelligence officer goes about recruiting another person to become a spy. We will also look at the civil liberty issues as the line between foreign and domestic intelligence activities has blurred in order to counter terrorist threats that have no distinction of borders. The course is taught by a 30-year veteran of the CIA.